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Seven New Master Sommeliers (News & Features)

{image_1}The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas has welcomed seven new Master Sommeliers into their ranks after the conclusion of the examination held in St. Louis on September 11. Nick Davis, Mariya Kovacheva, Justin Moor, Vincent Morrow, Joshua Orr, Jeremy Shanker and Jill Zimorski were awarded the title and congratulated...Read Full Story

Eight Earn Masters of Wine (News & Features)

Included in this 2019 MW class are Heidi Mäkinen MW, Finland, Thomas Curtius MW, Germany and Gus Jian Zhu MW from the US. Julien Boulard MW and Edward Ragg MW join the court from China, while Dominic Farnsworth MW, Lydia Harrison MW and Christine Marsiglio MW join from the...Read Full Story

Rare Wines, for a Cause (News & Features)

{image_1}To be featured at the Primum Familiae Vini Gala Dinner and Auction on October 16 are Marchesi Antinori, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Domaine Clarence Dillon, Joseph Drouhin, Egon Müller Scharzhof, Famille Hugel, Famille Perrin, Pol Roger, Symington Family Estates, Tenuta San Guido, Familia Torres and Vega Sicilia. The...Read Full Story

Sonoma Concert to Benefit Fire Victims (News & Features)

{image_1}}On August 3, Rebuild Wine Country will host a concert featuring a string quartet with members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at the Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa. The event, which benefits Northern California Habitat for Humanity...Read Full Story

Winemaker Angelo Gaja Receives Institute of Masters of Wine Award (News & Features)

{image_1}The award, which has been given out since 2011, recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of winemaking. Each year, the recipient is chosen by a panel comprised of...Read Full Story

Vintners Foundation Adds to Sonoma Flood Relief Efforts (News & Features)

{image_1}As we reported last week, several agencies have begun fundraising for victims of the early March floods in Sonoma County. This week, Sonoma County...Read Full Story

Wine & Spirits Magazine Publishes 30th Anniversary Restaurant Issue, April 2019 (News & Features)

WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE PUBLISHES30TH ANNIVERSARY RESTAURANT ISSUE, APRIL 2019 (NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 4, 2019): The results of Wine & Spirits Magazine's 30th Annual Restaurant Poll show a wine market in flux, pulled toward high-end tasting menus, value-priced Burgundy, natural wine debates and half-glass pours. Over the course of 30 years,...Read Full Story

Mary Gorman-McAdams Helms International Wine Center (News & Features)

{image_1}Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW, has been named the Director of the International Wine Center in NYC, effective May 1, 2019. The school, run by Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, is the US headquarters of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET)....Read Full Story

Colorado Sommelier Phil Laramore Wins 2019 Somms Under Fire (News & Features)

{image_1}On January 27, Phil Laramore won the eighth annual food and wine pairing competition, Somms Under Fire. A panel of four Master Sommelier judges selected Laramore, owner of the import and brokerage company SAmandla Wine Imports in Littleton, CO, for his performance in pairing, service and education. Laramore also...Read Full Story

Breakthrough Meals (News & Features)

As wine critics, we tend to pride ourselves on our broad tastes and openness to new flavors. But when it comes to food, there are things that took a lifetime for some of us to appreciate.SILKY SAWARA {image_1}It’s not that I didn’t love fresh sardines,...Read Full Story

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